Experience urban beekeeping in Vancouver! Join us for a intimate and unique experience in one of EastVan Bees urban apiaries.
Observe honeybee behavior from a distance and see the bees up close in our glass enclosed observation hive, or put on a veil and take part in a hive inspection or do both! We might even find the queen!
The tours will begin with a light lesson on bee biology and behaviors. We will hopefully be able to answer any question you have about bees but this will not be a workshop. Upon arrival, you will be treated to a delicious snack made with EastVan Honey while Beekeeper Steve introduces you to the world of honeybees. After the refreshments, it's time to put on a suit become a beekeeper for a while. Guests can expect to learn about honeybee social structure, see the varying stages of a honeybee's life cycle and sample some honey fresh from the hive.
Once the tour is done you have the option to purchase a jar of local honey from one of our neighborhood hives.
The Beehive Tour is designed for gardeners, nature enthusiasts, adventurers, foodies and other non-beekeepers who want to learn more about bees, but who don't necessarily want to become beekeepers. Maybe you will attend the tour and become inspired to gone on to Host a Hive or even become beekeepers yourself, but the tour is not designed to teach you how to beekeep.
*Veils will be provided- it is suggested that you wear a long sleeve t-shirt and pants. you can bring your own gloves or we will supply latex gloves for those that wish.
Apiary is located within walking distance of the 29th ave Sky Train station on the Expo line.
* Persons who are allergic to bees, pregnant or who have pre-existing medical conditions that may require special accommodations should contact us prior to booking a tour date.
*We recommend that anyone attending not wear any perfume or hair spray or highly scented deodorant or creams.
* Tours are weather dependent. If event is cancelled you will be refunded your full amount.
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